Make Up For Ever recently released 35 shades of a new lipgloss formula, Lab Shine. The new formula contains small amounts of MUFE’s famous loose powder eyeshadows — Diamond powder, Star powder, and Metal powder — giving rise to three different high-shine lipgloss finishes.
The Diamond Collection glosses are surprisingly sheer for a Make Up For Ever product. The Star Collection shades are generally semi-sheer with lots of sparkle. The Metal Collection offer more coverage, with a pearly-frosty-shimmery finish.
The gloss smells like very sweet peach tea… or maybe apricot preserves, and the formula has a thick, cushiony feel. Lab Shines have a brush applicator (halleluia!) and are $18 each.
D0 is clear with a few silver sparkles. D12 is a very sheer milky pink with a few blue/pink/gold sparkles. D10 is a very sheer warm pink with a few pink and silver sparkles. D22 is a sheer warm strawberry with a few pink sparkles. D20 is a sheer orange with a few gold sparkles. D8 is a sheer lilac with pink and purple sparkles. D6 is sheer fuchsia with a few pink sparkles. D4 is sheer raspberry jelly with a few silver sparkles. D2 is a sheer orchid (purple-pink). D14 is a sheer warm, muted pink with gold sparkles. D16 is a sheer warm beige pink with gold sparkles. D18 is dense copper sparkles.
S0 is a milky beige-pink with lots of warm white, gold sparkles. S2 is a whitened peach with lots of small gold sparkles. S4 is a warm candy-strawberry pink with tiny, blue-green-multicolored sparkles. S18 is a terracotta rose with tons of pink and blue sparkles. S10 is a terracotta clay with gold sparkle. S12 is a warm, sparkly cocoa red-brown. S14 is sparkly sheer plum. S6 is soft coral. S24 is soft, warm pink. S8 is sheer red. S16 is electric srawberry-rose, a vibrant pink. S22 is a sheer bubblegum. S20 is sheer, whitened cool pink. S26 is sheer hot pink.
M2 is bright white. M16 is a pale warm pink with gold shimmer. M14 is a warm, bright watermelon pink. M12 is a slightly violet rose-red. M10 is more violet, the color of plush velvet seats in a theatre. M8 is a warm chocolate with a touch of red-purple. M6 is tawny brown. M4 is blonder, sandier. M0 is black — not sheer black like some other black lipglosses we’ve seen.